Dance Lessons & Classes

Looking to have fun, be social, and get some exercise in a supportive environment? You’re in the right place! Whether you’ve been ballroom dancing for years or have never stepped foot on the dance floor, I can help you develop your technique and passion.

I teach primarily out of the Promenade Dance Studio. Some classes and my private lessons are available virtually.

Promenade Dance Studio

Address:  2605 Lord Baltimore Dr.,  Windsor Mill, MD 21244


Weekly Dance Classes

American & Latin Dance Classes

Sundays, 1-2 PM
In-person at the Promenade

Energetic, playful, and flirtatious dances from Latin America: the cha cha, samba, rumba, and bolero.

Beginner’s Dance Classes

Mondays, 8-9 PM
In-person at the Promenade

My beginner’s class gives you a foundation of basic dance steps across a variety of styles such as waltz, cha cha, foxtrot, rumba, and tango. Absolutely no prior dance experience required!

Pricing: $20 per person.

Ballet Classes

Tuesdays, 11-12:30 PM
Virtual via Zoom

Channel your inner ballerina and master the fundamentals with grace and style.


Long-term Dance Classes

Waltz and Swing Dance Class

Wednesday, September 6th – October 18th (7 weeks) 7:15-8:15pm

Pasadena Jazzercise Fitness Center
8541 Fort Smallwood  Rd. Pasadena, MD 21122

$140 per person 

Samba and Waltz Formation Dance Classes

Mondays, 7-8 PM
In-person at the Promenade

Become an expert in Samba and the Waltz, elegant and classic styles of ballroom dance. This class meets over the course of several months, culminating in a final performance at Valentines Day dance.

July 10, 17, 24
August 7, 14, 21, 28
September 11, 18
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
November 6, 13, 20, 27
December 4, 11, 18
January 8, 15, 22, 29
February 5
Last practice Friday, February, 9th 6pm

Performances February 10 & 11.

Pricing: 27 classes $540 per person, paid in two installments. First payment July 3rd $270, second payment October 30th $270

Professional Standard Teacher Training

Mondays, 1:30-3 PM
30 hours of training
Weekly starting February 6 via Zoom
In-person May 8 – May 11 at the Promenade
Exams available May 12-15

For dance teachers or advanced dancers preparing for Associate, Membership, or Fellowship designs. International style ballroom dance, including waltz, tango, Viennese waltz, slow foxtrot, and quickstep.

Pricing:
Standard course: $900 per person
Professional drop-in: $45 per session


Medals Test & Training with Lori Woods Gay, Examiner

Fall Session – Soon to be announced
In-person at the Promenade

The Medal Test is an opportunity to have your dancing progress evaluated and critiqued by an independent source other than your teacher. This process assures that high quality standards are maintained among the Botta Coaching dancer community, and that you are being taught in accordance with a worldwide standard of dance.

The Medal System promotes a systematic method of instruction for students of dance. Our unique “stair-step” system introduces students to new skills in a coherent and timely manner, stressing the mastery of fundamental techniques before advancement to the next level. This graduated system of teaching and learning makes progressing through the various levels fun and produce better dancing.

Medal Tests are milestones which mark the completion of one level, and open the door to the next!

  1. Have more fun, learn faster, and become better dancers.
  2. Create and accomplish clear goals.
  3. Polish your presentation.
  4. Get valuable feedback from our elite Examiners.
  5. Measure your progress against the universal standard of the American International Dance Association, Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance and Dance Vision.

Pricing:
$50 for test
$45 for 15-minute mini coaching
$20 for 45-minute workshop

Note: you don’t have to take a test to participate in the workshops.


Individual Dance Lessons

Have a blast and get the individualized attention you need in private dance lessons!

Offered in-person at the Promenade or virtual via Zoom (please note: there is an additional ten minute “tech” time addition. 

All private lessons are by appointment only. If you are unable to make your session, please call 443-934-6696 and cancel 24 hours prior without penalty.

Get Started with Dance Lessons or Classes!

Interested in a session? Please send me a message to get started.